Mason Miller from the Ohio State Swim Club has verbally committed to the Buffalo Bulls.
“I chose Buffalo because I loved how close the team is,” Miller said. “It really felt like a place where I could go and make friends that will last me a lifetime. I couldn’t have done this without the support of my coaches, family and closest friends. I am extremely proud to call myself a bull!”
Miller is one of the youngest swimmers in the class of 2015, as even into his senior year he doesn’t turn 17 until November 24th. That gives an even bigger hope of potential for Buffalo, who would celebrate Miller’s verbal commitment regardless of age.
That’s because Miller is one of the best recruits in program history, and fills a hole where the team graduated the MAC Champion after last year and will graduate one of the best in the conference after this coming season as well.
Miller’s best times in yards:
- 50 free – 20.90
- 100 free – 45.51
- 200 free – 1:40.69
- 100 fly – 48.30
- 200 IM – 1:54.57
That 100 fly is a spot where Miller has improved by leaps-and-bounds over the last two years, going from a 54.32 to a 49.89 to a 48.30 as a freshman, sophomore, and junior, respectively. He’s also a very good long course swimmer, with a best of 56.0 in the 100 meter fly.
The team finished 3rd at last year’s MAC Championships behind Missouri State and Eastern Michigan, and with Miller likely being good for upwards of 45 points individually as a freshman, plus significant relay contributions, he will bring Buffalo much closer to making up that 180 point gap in 2016.
He’ll also be an even bigger contributor on relays, according to his coach at the Ohio State Swim Club.
“Mason gets up for relays,” observed his coach Kyle Goodrich. “At the 2014 NCSA Spring Championship, Mason split 21.49 on the fly leg of the 200 medley relay. This past summer at the 2014 Section 3 Speedo Championships, Mason split 24.41 on the fly leg of our winning 200 medley relay. He also split 23.48 on the winning 200 free relay.”
Miller was the 2013 Ohio Division I state champion in the 50 free and the 2014 Ohio Division I state champion in the 100 fly for Westerville North High School.